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Department of State – Embassy of the United States, Islamabad, Pakistan (SCAISB-18-AW-007-02022018) Cultural Affairs Annual Program Statement – Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy Islamabad

Slots:                                                     1                             

Internal Deadline:                           Contact the Office of Research if interested.

LOI:                                                        N/A                       

External Deadline:                          April 5, 2018 (11:59 p.m. U.S. Eastern time)

Award Information:                        Type:  Cooperative Agreement, Grant (See link for more information)

Estimated Number of Awards: N/A

Anticipated Amount: The award floor is $200,000; the award ceiling is $500,000. Estimated total program funding is $2,500,000.

Submission Process:                     PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal:


Materials to submit:


Link to Award:                         

Who May Serve as PI:                    In order to be eligible to receive an award, all organizations must have a Unique Entity Identifier (DUNS) number from Dun & Bradstreet. Organizations requesting $25,000 or more must also have a valid registration on Please see Section D for information on how to obtain these registrations.

Previous federal award recipients who are not/were not in compliance with the terms of their financial and program reporting requirements are ineligible to apply. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure they are in compliance with all applicable terms, conditions, and Office of Management and Budget guidance and requirements. Those organizations found to be in noncompliance may be found ineligible for funding or designated high risk if selected for funding


CAO Islamabad’s purpose in funding projects under this NOFO is to further contributions to economic growth and the development of human and government capacity in Pakistan, while developing people-to-people, institutional, and economic ties between the United States and Pakistan. We also aim to increase understanding of and support for U.S.-Pakistan relations and American values and policy among the Pakistani public. To this end, CAO Islamabad invites proposals that address the objectives listed below.

CAO Islamabad’s programming in Pakistan:


Preference will be given to proposals that include target audiences outside the urban centers of Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, and Peshawar. Projects that engage partners in India and/or Afghanistan are welcome. Note: While proposals may address multiple project objectives; they should focus activities primarily in one of the following four (4) project areas, and indicate which one.


Visit our Institutionally Limited Submission webpage for updates and other announcements.